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EC steps to curb violence insignificant, say experts

EC steps to curb violence 
insignificant, say experts
Although violence in the first and second phases of the union parishad (UP) polls has claimed nearly 50 lives and several hundred people have been injured, the Election Commission (EC) has not done anything significant in this regard, except for filing a few cases and imposing some fines. Though a large number of people, including a minor body, has been killed in the local body elections, the EC has repeatedly said the polls were held in a fair and peaceful manner. The commission further said it would not take any responsibility for the victims killed in election violence as the personnel of the law enforcement agencies have performed their due role in the elections. But as experts have pointed out, only filing cases and imposing fines cannot…

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City AL ‘without Maya, Qamrul’
City AL ‘without Maya, Qamrul’
The ruling Awami League is going to announce today two separate committees for its Dhaka city unit,…

FBCCI chief seeks BB’s strong supervision over financial sector

FBCCI chief seeks BB’s strong supervision over financial sector

Worried over the banking sector, the FBCCI chief seeks ‘responsible behaviour’ equally from both banks and their customers with strong supervision from the central bank so that Bangladesh does not fall in any big financial risk in the future, reports UNB. “I’m really worried…
Bangladesh Railway plans big to go double track

Bangladesh Railway plans big to go double track

Bangladesh Railway (BR) has taken an initiative to upgrade all the rail routes across the country to double-track ones in a bid to improve its services amid the growing number of train passengers, reports UNB. Sources at the Bangladesh Railway said 323 km out of 2877.1 km rail lines across the country…
PSC in coal sector

PSC in coal sector

The government is going to take a major decision for the country’s coal sector. According to an exclusive report published in this newspaper yesterday, like in the gas sector, in the coal sector also the government is mulling to have a Production Sharing Contract (PSC) with foreign companies through…
India is changing fast

India is changing fast

Nearly two decades ago, an international channel during its India launch had shown bullock carts on Indian roads. Some media persons had then staged a walk out. Their contention: Denigrating India while launching a channel on Indian soil was simply unacceptable. The channel tried to brush the issue…
Dhaka denounces use of religion to justify extremism: Shahriar

Dhaka denounces use of religion to justify extremism: Shahriar

Bangladesh has said it rejects any narrow and misinformed interpretation of Islam, religion of peace, and denounced the use of religion to justify violent extremist acts, reports UNB. “Violent extremists do not belong to any religion. We denounce the use of religion to justify violent extremist…
    Pahela Baisakh bonanza

    Pahela Baisakh bonanza

    Gronthee, a Class I student of Bangladesh International Tutorial, was thrilled when her mother, Farhana Haque, a teacher of the same school, bought a very cute colourful dress for her on the occasion of Pahela Baisakh from a showroom of a leading fashion and lifestyle brand of the capital on Thursday…
    Abrini arrest highlights Paris, Brussels attacks links

    Abrini arrest highlights Paris, Brussels attacks links

    AFP, BRUSSELS: The arrest of Paris attacks suspect Mohamed Abrini in raids linked to the Brussels airport and metro bombings on Saturday highlighted the ties between jihadists involved in Belgium and France’s worst terror outrages. Abrini’s arrest on Friday, along with five other suspects,…
    ‘Gahar Badshah O Banesa Poree’ to be staged at Shilpakala today

    ‘Gahar Badshah O Banesa Poree’ to be staged at Shilpakala today

    DL reporter Popular theatre troupe Nagorik Natyangan will stage its new production titled ‘Gahar Badshah O Banesa Poree’ today at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, as a part of the five-day theatre festival of Padatik Natya Sangsad (TSC). On the other hand, Natya…
    Jamal first to book semifinal spot

    Jamal first to book semifinal spot

    Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club reserved the first semifinal berth in the KFC Independence Club Football Tournament when they survived with an own goal victory against the Uttar Baridhara yesterday. Held at the Bangabandhu National Stadium, the only goal of the first match of the day was scored when Baridhara…
    Teacher sued over corporal punishment

    Teacher sued over corporal punishment

    A case has been filed against an assistant teacher of Rupdia Welfare Academy School at Rupdia village in Sadar upazila on Friday night allegedly for torturing a student in the classroom, in violation of a High Court order, reports UNB. In its judgment delivered on January 13, 2011, the High Court found…
    Talks on with India to ‘share their nuclear power experience’

    Talks on with India to ‘share their nuclear power experience’

    In an effort to properly operate the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) project, Bangladesh is now in discussions with India to share the neighbouring country’s experience of nuke plant management, said Science and Technology secretary Sirajul Islam Khan, reports UNB from Pabna. “We’re…
    Will You Sprint, Stroll or Stumble Into a Career?

    Will You Sprint, Stroll or Stumble Into a Career?

    (Part I) At the age of 18, G. Stanley Hall left his home in the tiny village of Ashfield, Mass., for Williams College, just 35 miles away, with a goal to “do something and be something in the world.” His mother wanted him to become a minister, but the young Stanley wasn’t sure about…
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